Initiators and annealed fans

From Permanent Future Lab

The Permanent Future Lab movement is initiated by Jurjen de Vries and Samir Lahiri. Jurjen was inspired by and the Society 3.0 book. By sharing his Google Glass to visitors he discovered that unexpected things happened. Jurjen also met Samir in an unexpected way. By sharing their passion for innovation they started a journey that created the Permanent Future Lab. The first location where space is being provided to share innovation is Utrecht CS (the Netherlands).

Others have been joining the movement by sharing out of abundance with items like innovative hardware and time. Anybody can share at any publicly available space. To optimally facilitate this a few roles have been identified that can be used for setting up any physical location of a Permanent Future Lab.

People participating in the movement agree to:

  • Follow the Permanent Future Lab movement philosophy which is based upon three core values.
  • Permanent Future Lab is a decentralized movement without a legal entity cruising on the Mesh.
  • Work by intrinsic motivation.
  • Share out of abundance.
  • Have a click together.


A (co)initiator with passion for innovation and hardware. Sometimes a geek or nerd. The initiator is more than average busy with discovering new innovations and is social in sharing findings and knowledge.


A host keeps the space orderly, batteries loaded, shows visitors around and keeps track on the available hardware being shared. Is it a must, as a host, to be tech-savvy? No. But some interest (to learn from) new technological products is a plus. It is also good to feel comfortable in presence of other people.

What it means to:

  • Keeping the space orderly

Imagine, you invite people to your home. Wouldn't it be great to show them around in a tidy place. Maybe somewhat cosy? Somewhere where at least people feel comfortable to be at? That feel should be reflected at the location you are the host at.

  • Showing visitors around

First time visitors usually do not know what location they are entering and what the movement actually stands for. As everything is new some guidance and explanation of the entire concept, both location and ideology, is a kind and helpful gesture.

  • Keeping track on the available hardware


A visitor

Venue owner / manager

A venue owner / manager

Connector / Ambassador

A Connector / Ambassador


A person or organization that lends hardware